Seven undergraduate students from NSU’s Writing Fellows program presented two panels at the National Conference on Peer Tutoring in Writing, held at Berkeley Preparatory School in Tampa, Florida, Nov. 1–3. Housed within the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences, the Writing Fellows program provides course-based writing assistance to students enrolled in first-year composition and undergraduate writing classes across the curriculum.
About the Panels
Title: “Working Together, Learning Together: Building Partnerships between Secondary School and University Writing Centers”
Presenters: Sophia Gourgiotis, English major; Nicole Melendez, psychology major; Angelica Zadak, humanities major; Jaimie Crawford, faculty at NSU’s University School; and Kevin Dvorak, Ph.D., associate professor and coordinator of writing center at the college
Summary: This roundtable focused on collaborations between secondary school and university writing centers. Panelists discussed the impact such programs can have on the development of writers and fellows at both educational levels.
Title: “Real-World Sensitivities within Tutoring Sessions”
Presenters: Kamila Albert, an Honors student double-majoring in English and art; Katherine McInerney, an Honors English major; Arielle Mejia-Garcia, English major; and Alison Parente, an Honors student double-majoring in English and psychology
Summary: This panel provided an overview of the college’s Writing Fellows program, reflecting on fellow-student dynamics within sessions. The presenting fellows considered the sensitivities required to maintain the fellow-student relationship in the writing center and in the classroom.
About the Program
The Writing Fellows program began at the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences in fall 2011. Qualified undergraduate and graduate writing students serve as fellows who attend specific writing classes, meet with individual students, and discuss goals and student progress with faculty members. Learn more about the program in this College Spotlight on Writing Fellows.